Fatboy Barrels

Fit and Sizing Chart
Fit
Length (mm)
Exotic Hardwood
Grenadilla
Cocobolo
  • Versatility defined

    The Fatboy is at home in the world's most prestigious concert halls, famous jazz clubs, and everything in between. It's our best-selling barrel, and for good reason. Artists who are called upon to interpret a wide variety of music appreciate the Fatboy Barrel’s unique flexibility and versatility. Note: In Japan, this model is known as the Backun Barrel. 

    Specs: Grenadilla or cocobolo wood. Compatible with Bb and A clarinets.


Meet the Backun Fatboy Barrel

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KA
01/18/2021
Kenan A.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Fatboy barrel

Beautiful and warm sound!

Backun Musical Services Fatboy Barrels Review
OB
01/07/2021
Oliver B.
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product
Great Product

Really evens out the tone and intonation on my older Selmer clarinets.

Backun Musical Services Fatboy Barrels Review
DG
01/07/2021
Dominic G.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Backun Fatboy in Cocobolo

Impeccable intonation, flexibility, and overall tone. It plays as stunning as it looks on my clarinet. Not only for this product, but for all of Backun’s many barrels and clarinets. When I went to try all of their barrels, I was blown away (pun intended) by the level of craftsmanship and sound quality on each barrel. Service and delivery was better than flawless, as they got my order to me a week before expected. Props to Backun for crafting an elegant, dark, robust masterpiece.

Backun Musical Services Fatboy Barrels Review
JM
11/30/2020
James M.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Excellent!

I loved the improvement this barrel has made to my tone!

BW
11/23/2020
Ben W.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Cocobolo Fatboy

Beautiful barrel which discernibly improved my intonatiin. Thanks to Sean Perrin for taking time with me over product choice. He is a great ambassador for Backun, as id Michelle Anderson.

DG
11/23/2020
Donald G.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Fatboy 65 mm Barrel

Wonderful addition to create a more fuller, rounded tone.


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